Friday, 9 March 2018

Down the coast

A biting south-east wind greeted me at the beach car park at Llanrhystud this morning.  On the flooded field were just single Curlew and Redshank and three Mediterranean Gulls in pristine summer plumage.  A Great Crested Grebe was close inshore.
Around 90 Golden Plover flew south overhead as I arrived at Llanon and the coastal fields held ca70 well scattered Lapwings.  My first two Fulmars were prospecting the cliffs to the south and on the sea were seven Wigeon and three Red-throated Divers.

Yesterday at a quiet Cors Caron the highlights were 11 Curlews at Pont Einon, 60 Fieldfares and four Redwings at Maesllyn, where there were also 10 Grey Herons briefly on the opposite bank, and the Great White Egret flying around over the bog to the north.